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Sony Updates FX3, FX30

Among other enhancements, file naming is now similar to CineAlta cameras such as the FX9, Venice and Venice 2 to ensure easy workflow.

ASC Staff

Sony Electronics has released firmware updates for the FX3 and FX30 digital-cinema cameras.


FX3 Version 3.00 and FX30 Version 2.00 include features such as the ability to shoot DCI 4K in true 24.00p (4096x2160) with new format XAVC S-I DCI 4K (17:9).


In addition to true 24p, FX3 Version 3.00 and FX30 Version 2.00 offer anamorphic-lens desqueeze options of 1.3x and 2.0x, and FX3 Version 3.00 features focus-breathing compensation. When used with compatible lenses, focus-breathing compensation minimizes the shifts in the angle of view as the focus point shifts, with additional compensation available in postproduction using Catalyst Prepare/Browse and the Catalyst Prepare Plugin.


Other functionality has also been added to improve the camera’s ease of use, including the ability to switch from Standard Movie and S&Q Motion modes via the press of a button. File naming is now similar to CineAlta cameras such as the FX9, Venice and Venice 2 to ensure easy workflow, especially in projects where the FX3/FX30 is used as a B or C camera.


The new firmware update also features smartphone connectivity and integrates with Sony’s Creators’ Cloud platform.


FX3 Version 3.00 and FX30 Version 2.00 can be downloaded directly to the cameras using a PC or Mac.


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